Vocalist Charmaine ClamorÆs term ôjazzipinoö might sound a bit like publicity shtick, but there is definitely something going on in her blend of jazz arrangements and traditional Filipino tunes, even including some stunningly spare and gorgeous native instrumentation, especially the gonglike percussion. Mix in the soul, a hint of funk and attitude, some torch tunes and you have a genre in the making. Her ôMy Funny Brown Pinayö does for the sisters what Joe BataanÆs ôYoung, Gifted and Brownö did for the pinoy brothers a generation ago.
by Brick Wahl, for LA WEEKLY, OCTOBER 30, 2009
POSTED ON OCTOBER 30, 2009